This Week In Wellness a report by investigative journalist Maryanne Demasi has drawn into question the independence and trustworthiness of medical regulators all over the world as their finding sources are revealed. The investigation published by The BMJ looked at six leading regulators, in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, the UK, and US and showed that… Continue reading TWIW 162: Is big pharma buying drug regulators?
[twitter name=”name”]This Week In Wellness in a move described by News Ltd as being “quietly noted in budget papers” Children aged 0 to 4 years of age have been added to Australia’s vaccine injury compensation claims scheme and Health Minister Greg Hunt suggested planning was under way for “children aged zero to four”, despite no… Continue reading TWIW 147: Children 0-4 added to vaccine injury compensations scheme
This Week In Wellness with Iceland and Israel in the midst of their biggest Covid outbreaks despite 86% of those over 16 being fully vaccinated in Iceland and Israel having 78% of those 12 and over vaccinated, questions are being asked about whether we will ever be able to reach herd immunity. https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/global/iceland-deals-with-growing-delta-outbreak-as-high-vaccination-rates-stop-deaths/news-story/b970a814615715e573d67b3a1c1525f0 https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-iceland-vaccines-idUSL1N2P918F https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/31/covid-19-recovery-vaccination-natural-immunity/… Continue reading TWIW 121: What if we can’t reach herd immunity?
This Week In Wellness whilst the US Government and the European Union have indicated a willingness to discuss waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, Germany, home to a large pharmaceutical sector and the pharmaceutical companies themselves are rallying against the idea. Drug company share prices have slipped as a result. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/eu-considers-covid-19-vaccine-patent-waiver-but-germany-drugmakers-push-back https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/mar/06/from-pfizer-to-moderna-whos-making-billions-from-covid-vaccines Grab a… Continue reading TWIW 107: Vaccine patents and profits in review
This Week In Wellness the FDA has re-evaluated its recommendations on amalgam fillings in teeth. The FDA have now acknowledged that the mercury vapour released from these devices may cause harmful health effects in “certain groups”. In particular pregnant women, nursing women, children (especially those under 6), people with neurological disease such as MS, Alzheimer… Continue reading TWIW 82: FDA warns about dental amalgam
This Week In Wellness phase 3 trials of a coronavirus vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca in conjunction with Oxford University have been suspended after an “unexplained illness”. The potential vaccine, which Australia has already secured 33.8 million doses of, has had it’s trials paused in order to allow for a review by an independent committee.… Continue reading TWIW 78: Oxford Corona vaccine trials paused
This Week In Wellness scientists have identified a new strain of swine flu in China capable of creating another pandemic. Published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the paper states that whilst it is carried by pigs, it can affect humans and has “all the hallmarks” of becoming highly contagious in… Continue reading TWIW 69: Could new swine flu trigger new pandemic?